New York (July 6, 2007)–As noted here at Pro Sound News last week, the recent Cricket World Cup saw numerous cricket stadiums throughout the Caribbean get audio updates. Turns out there were quite a few updates that included Community loudspeakers, too.
For instance, the 17,000-seat Queens Park Oval in Trinidad, the oldest Cricket stadium in the Caribbean, received an extensive makeover that covered both aesthetics and infrastructure including a new sound system consisting of 109 Community R.5HP loudspeakers.
Kensington Oval in Barbados, one of the largest venues in the region with a capacity just over 28,000, underwent a major facelift for the games. Renovations included the addition of a new players’ pavilion, a museum, a new media center, and a completely new audio system based around Community R-Series all-weather loudspeakers. The main bowl features a distributed system of 69 R.5HPT and 52 R2 loudspeakers, augmented by 6 additional R1 systems for supplemental coverage.
Finally, in the newly-built 20,000-seat Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, the sound system is comprised of 28 R2 and 24 R.5HP loudspeakers.